Pornsak Prajakwit

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Pornsak
Native name พรศักดิ์ ประจักษ์วิทย์
Born Pornsak Prajakwit
(1982-01-14) January 14, 1982 (age 36)
Sathorn, Bangkok, Thailand
Residence Singapore
Alma mater Monash University
Occupation Media personality
Years active 2004-present
Agent Left Profile
Awards Star Awards 2007 : Best Newcomer
Star Awards 2011 : Rocket
Star Awards 2015 : Best Variety Show Host

Pornsak Prajakwit, better known as Pornsak, is a Thai media personality and television host in Singapore. Who is a contracted artiste under MediaCorp.

Early life and education[edit]

Pornsak was born in 1982 in Sathon District, Bangkok, Thailand to a mainland Chinese father and a Thai-Chinese mother. Pornsak's mother died when he was five years old. Shortly afterwards, his father sent him to Singapore where he studied at South View Primary School, Clementi Town Secondary School and Jurong Junior College. During his early years, he reportedly suffered from a language impediment.[1] In 2004, Pornsak graduated with Bachelor of Business Management from Singapore Management University.[2] Pornsak attended Monash University, where he read for a master's degree in Early Childhood Education.[1] In June 2015, he obtained his bachelor's degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) from Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine.

Career[edit]

Pornsak won a competition run by Singapore Press Holdings radio station UFM 1003 and joined them as a full-time radio deejay. He started as a television host at Mediacorp in 2007.[3]

Pornsak has hosted many different genres of shows.[1] In 2007, he won the title of Best Newcomer at the Star Awards.[2] He subsequently was voted to the "Top 10 Most Popular Artiste" and won the "Rocket Award".

Pornsak co-owns a Thai restaurant chain.[1] [4] and founded an education lab for young children.

Filmography[edit]

Drama series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Carlsberg Telemovie Showcase
皇帽瑞狮喜迎虎电视电影系列
Li Jinshi
李金狮

Variety shows[edit]

Year English Title Chinese Title Network Notes
2007 The Mission 创业无敌手 Channel 8 Host
2008 Go Green 绿设兵团 Channel U Host
2008 Dialect Delights 阿公阿嬷好介绍 Channel 8 Host
2009 Go Live! 综艺GO LIVE! Channel 8 Host
Sizzling Woks 煮炒来咯! Channel 8 Host
2010 Food Source 食在好源头 Channel 8 Host
Sizzling Woks 2 煮炒来咯!2 Channel 8 Host
2011 Food Source 2 食在好源头 2 Channel 8 Host
Rail Thrill 铁路次文化 Channel 8 Host
2012 Bliss Seeker 另一片天空 Channel 8 Host
Food Source 3 食在好源头3 Channel 8 Host
Smart@Work 上班不留白 Channel U Host
2013 Good Man Good Food 好男人好料理 Channel 8 Host
Campus Superstar 2013 校园Superstar 2013 Channel U Host
The Joy Truck 快乐速递 Channel 8 Host
My Star Guide 8 我的导游是明星8 - 食在好玩! Channel 8 Host
Germany, Belgium & Netherlands episodes
Smart@Work 2 上班不留白2 Channel U Host
Say It! 好好说 慢慢讲 Channel 8 Host
Food Source 4 食在好源头4 Channel 8 Host
Secrets In The Hood 邻秘密 Channel U Host
Shop Stories 有故事的店铺 Channel U Host
2014 Eat & Be Merry 饮食达人 Channel 8 Host
The Joy Truck 2 快乐速递2 Channel 8 Host
Say It! Season 2 好好说 慢慢讲2 Channel 8 Host
Investigators@Work 职场搜搜Show Channel 8 Host
Smart@Work 3 上班不留白3 Channel U Host
2015 Hey Chef! 大厨你在家吗?! Channel 8 Host
Ge Tai Challenge[5] 歌台星力量 Channel 8 Host
The Joy Truck 3 快乐速递3 Channel 8 Host
Leave It All to Me 今天我代班 Channel 8 Host
2016 Chef On Wheels 名厨驾到 Channel 8 Host
Life Hacks 没那么简单 Channel 8 Host
My Star Guide 11 我的导游是明星11 Channel 8 Host
(Czech Republic, Hungary & Austria episodes)
Star Awards 2016 红星大奖2016 Channel 8 Host

Awards and nominations[edit]

The Star Awards are presented by Mediacorp.

Star Awards – Acting Awards
Year Category Nominated work Result
2007 Best Newcomer N/A Won
2010 Best Info-Ed Programme Show Host Stars for a Cause 明星志工队 Nominated
2011 Best Variety Show Host Food Source 食在好源头 Nominated
2011 Rocket N/A Won
2012 Best Variety Show Host Food Source 食在好源头 Nominated
2013 Best Variety Show Host Food Source 食在好源头 Nominated
2014 Best Variety Show Host The Joy Truck 快乐速递 Nominated
2015 Best Variety Show Host The Joy Truck 快乐速递 Won
2015 Best Info-Ed Programme Show Host Shop Stories 有故事的店 Nominated
2016 Best Programme Host Ge Tai Challenge 歌台星力量 Nominated
Star Awards – Popularity Awards
Year Category Result
2009 Top 10 Most Popular Male Artistes Won
2010 Nominated
2011 Won
2012 Nominated
2013 Won
2014 Won
2015 Won
2016 Nominated
2017 Top 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Foong, Woei Wan (July 8, 2013). "Daddy's Boy". The Straits Times. pp. C4–. 
  2. ^ a b Kwok, Kar Peng (29 March 2009). "I was a teen rebel". AsiaOne. 
  3. ^ "It's no child's play" (PDF). Singapore Management University. Retrieved July 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Man charged with embezzling $100k from TV host's restaurant". AsiaOne. December 16, 2011. 
  5. ^ Seah, May (5 May 2015). "Just how 'getai' are Pornsak and Shane Pow?". Today. Retrieved 2015-05-05. 

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